• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Tunnel Closure

    The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »

  • Muir Beach Overlook closure

    The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.

Tactile and Braille Features

Braille Brochures

Muir Woods Braille Brochure

A Braille version is available upon request at the Muir Woods Visitor Center. This brochure includes a small tactile trail map. Please ask the docent for a copy.

Fort Baker Braille Brochure

A Braille version is available upon request at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center.

Fort Baker Cell Phone Tour Braille Brochure

A Braille version of the Fort Baker Cell Phone Tour is available at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center.

Fort Point Braille Brochure

A Braille version of the Fort Point Brochure is available; while visiting Fort Point, please ask a ranger for a copy. This brochure also contains a tactile map that describes the layout of the Fort.

Alcatraz Braille Brochures

At the Ranger Information Station located on the Alcatraz Island dock, you may request a copy of different Braille documents. There is a Braille Script of the Cell House Tour. There are also Braille versions of Self Guide, the Natural History Brochure, and the History on Escape Attempts.

 
Tactile Exhibits, Maps and Models

Nike Missile Site

Many of the exhibits on display at the Nike Missile Site are tactile, including a scale replica of the missile. For more information about accessible features at the Nike Missile Site click here.

Marin Headlands Visitor Center

Many of the exhibits on display at the Visitor Center are tactile and/or provide audio information. For more information about accessibility features within Marin Headlands click here.

Fort Point

Located on each level of Fort Point, near the stairwells, are raised tactile orientation maps. For more information about Fort Point click here.

Alcatraz Island

Located on Pier 33, there is a tactile model of both Pier 33 and Alcatraz Island. In the Alcatraz Island Cell House there is a tactile replica of the bar spreader used in the famous escape. This tactile exhibit is part of the Cell House audio described tour which includes several tactile markers placed throughout the Cell House. For more information about accessibility features at Alcatraz click here.

Lands End

Located outside of the new Lands End Lookout Visitor Center is a large tactile model of Lands End and its surrounding landscape. The tactile model is made of concrete and contains Braille labels. For more information about accessibility features at Lands End click here.

Coming Soon

Tactile Models for Muir Beach and Muir Woods are being designed and will be installed in the near future.
 
E-mail the Accessibility Management Program for a copy of one of our Braille Brochures or call 415-561-4958.

Individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf/blind, or have speech disabilities may utilize the following Federal Relay Service numbers:

(800) 877-8339 Federal Relay Service

(877) 877-6280 VCO

(877) 877-8982 Speech to Speech

(800) 845-6136 Spanish

(866) 893-8340 TeleBraille

 
 

Did You Know?

Photo of a comorant drinking seawater.

Seabirds such as gulls, cormorants, and other seabirds can drink salt water? Excess salt is then excreted through a “salt gland” located near their eyes.